Welcome to your 31 Day Series Crush Your Food Costs. This is Day 30: Stock Up on Candy Post-Holiday
This is an easy way to save on baking costs. A lot of delicious baked recipes call for candy. Chopped up candy bars, Whoppers, M&M’s and peanut butter cups are also an easy way to fancify a box of brownie mix for a school bake sale. Oh heck, who am I kidding? Candy is a dandy way to fix up a box of brownie mix for yourself and um the rest of the family. Sure.
One of my favorite cookie recipes uses several Butterfinger bars. It’s not a cheap cookie to make. Between the Butterfingers, the peanut butter and the peanut butter chips the recipe entails, the costs add up quickly. So whenever the discount stores, like Target, Walgreens or Walmart put candy on clearance after a holiday, I try to stock up on candy I know will be used in a recipe.
I just snagged a bag of miniature Butterfingers for my peanut butter cookie recipe at Walgreens a few days ago. I think I paid less than $2 for a big bag, more than half off.
What’s your favorite candy? Do you ever put candy in recipes?